What do you like best?
SonicWall TZ 215 is fairly plug-n-play. Gives you the warm and fuzzies that your network is protected. Once in awhile I get an email that I think means everything is OK. We're a small shop, I'm paying network admin among other roles, and so plug-n-play is valuable. Um, what else. For the most part, I don't worry much about it, which is also a good thing.
What do you dislike?
Setup of this device - beyond out of the box fairly vanilla configuration - is not for the faint of heart. I would not recommend it to someone who didn't have the experience, time, and proclivity to wade around in the weeds of a cloodgy UI, a configuration model that, as far as I can tell, is unique to SonicWall, and status/monitoring/logging that somehow manages to be both saturating and devoid of much useful information. Perhaps someone who has more experience with SonicWall products, or network/security/admin in general, would have more success than I have had configuring the device for more sophisticated usage.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If your usage needs are complex, you are likely to need either someone who has prior experience administering SonicWall devices, or to contract with a third party service provider who is ready willing and able to work closely with you.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Our business has regulator compliance and auditing requirements that